Westchester County

Teen Driving

Teen Driving

Here you'll find the resources to make good driving decisions. Safety facts have been put together with you in mind and links to other Web sites with important information on why you should drive safely have been suggested. Listen to your parents, teachers, family, friends and read the information featured here. Think about whether or not you are ready to drive. While ultimately it's your decision, having all the information will help you make the right choice.

Parents and teachers, should check out the county traffic safety programs, particularly the "Save Your Face, Click It or Ticket" program designed to educate teens to use seat belts. In fact, police are cracking down on texting while driving. Besides being a dangerous activity to perform while driving, it's againt the law. New studies show that drivers overestimate their ability to multitask behind the wheel.

Try your hand at the "Gauging Your Distraction" game as featured in a series of articles, Driven to Distraction, in the Technology Section of the New York Times Web site. This game measures how your reaction time is affected by external distractions. Regardless of your results, bottom line is that you should not text when driving.

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Dept. of Public Works/Traffic Safety
148 Martine Ave, Suite 400B
White Plains, NY 10601
Tel: (914) 995-2555